Competition in the modeling world has never been tighter with the ever changing set of standards when it comes to what modeling agencies are looking for in a model. From age range to ethnic background, from skin type to body structure, from catwalk style to individual personality, these criteria have already evolved and have favored the non-typical looking aspiring or established model. Here you can learn about freelance modeling and good tips.
Find Out Photographer
Find a photographer and get photos. If you do not already have good, clear photos of yourself, find a photographer and set up a photo shoot to get photographs. If you do not have the money to pay for a professional photographer to shoot you, try to find TFP photographers who will photograph you for free in exchange for your time. Be sure to do your research on different photographers and view their work before decide to work with them.
Vary Your Options
As a freelance model, you have the advantage to intensify your depth in terms of what you are capable of. What I mean with this is that do not limit yourself to one category of modeling only. Expand your portfolio instead of limiting to a certain image that would typecast you to only one or two categories. Depending on what direction you are heading to, be sure to vary your image presentation in freelance castings, from commercial/print to runway or from fitness and sports to swimwear. So prepare the appropriate photos, comp cards, portfolios and, even, business cards.
Promoting Yourself As a Model
You need to be able to market and sell yourself. You want to reach potential clients, photographers, advertising agencies and fashion designers who may be looking to hire freelance models. There are many ways you can promote and market yourself. Starting from word of mouth to networking.
Create a Network of Industry People
Always keep in mind to hand out your business card and send your appreciation to casting directors, photographers or agents through either phone calls or emails. You can even tell them that you would be always available for them for future projects without even sucking up. This is one way for you to show your high level of professionalism and even create a positive impression to your client for future work or referral to another.